The number of foreign tourists visiting Istanbul exceeds the 4 million mark during the first six months of this year
A report by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism showed that close to 4 million 385 thousand and 153 tourists visited Istanbul in the first six months of this year.
The report also showed that the proportion of tourists increased in June by 17% compared to the same month last year.
German tourists occupied first place in terms of spending in the first half of this year, while Iranian tourists occupied second place and Russian tourists came in third, with Saudi tourists in fourth place.
The report added that the percentage of Arabs who came to Istanbul in the first five months increased by 22% last year.
The report pointed out that the proportion of tourists coming to Istanbul is expected to increase in the second half of this year.